1. iphoneedmonton's Avatar
    Alright - so now that the date for the Apple Store release of the iPad 3G + WiFi is set. I have a question for you fine Americans.
    I'll be in Seattle from the 27th to May 3rd and I really want to pick one up.
    Being Canadian, I'm just not sure what time would be a safe bet to arrive on the 30th?
    I realize no one knows for sure about stock and demand for the 3G - but if anyone has any thoughts, it would be much appreciated.
    Thanks
    04-21-2010 02:25 AM
  2. VLennert's Avatar
    They say they're available at 5 PM. I'm going to take the day off work, go in the morning with a sack lunch, and spend the whooooooole day there. Hopefully I won't be too far back in the line behind the people who spent the night out there.
    04-21-2010 03:32 AM
  3. iphoneedmonton's Avatar
    They say they're available at 5 PM. I'm going to take the day off work, go in the morning with a sack lunch, and spend the whooooooole day there. Hopefully I won't be too far back in the line behind the people who spent the night out there.
    Staying overnight for a 5pm launch? YIKES!
    Not sure my wife will let me do that during our holiday.
    I was hoping to show up around noon. I may have to rethink this.
    04-21-2010 04:18 AM
  4. BriDroid's Avatar
    For what it's worth, and it will certainly depend on location and likely a host of other factors, but on April 3rd when the Wi-Fi iPad launched, I called the local Apple Store in the mid-afternoon to just satisfy my curiosity and see if there were any iPads left and, if so, what memory configurations might still be in stock. To my surprise, the salesperson told me there were plenty of everything still available and that the line consisted of only about 7-8 people. I don't know what the demand or supply will be like for the 3G version -- perhaps it will be stronger now that the product has been out in the real world for the past few weeks -- but it's possible that drastic measures won't need to be taken.
    04-21-2010 11:16 AM
  5. VLennert's Avatar
    Staying overnight for a 5pm launch? YIKES!
    Not sure my wife will let me do that during our holiday.
    I was hoping to show up around noon. I may have to rethink this.
    Yeah, I know. I'm not even sure how that would work as my Apple stores are all inside of a mall and the mall isn't open overnight.

    I wouldn't stay overnight either, but I did see lots of stuff in the media about how people did sleep out overnight for the WiFi release. I'm just assuming that they'll do it again.

    I am expecting the 3G release to be bigger because everyone I know is waiting for the 3G. I could be wrong tho.
    04-21-2010 12:08 PM
  6. Leanna Lofte's Avatar
    I doubt people will stay overnight. The wifi launch was at 9a and it was also the first iPad launch ever. I don't expect the hype for the 3G launch to be nearly as high. Honestly, if it was me, I'd probably get there no earlier than an hour before launch. But I could totally be wrong.
    04-21-2010 12:19 PM
  7. BriDroid's Avatar
    One thing I've noticed about Apple and their launch of new devices, be it iPhone or iPad -- they seem to have an endless supply at their store on a launch day. It seems like it's the next day or a few days after launch that supplies get scarce. I think getting to the store and hour before opening is adequate and possibly unnecessary.
    04-21-2010 12:38 PM
  8. MNofsinger's Avatar
    Mine is preorderd and I will be getting it on the 30th. After I get it, I may head over to the local Apple store to see if anyone is waiting in line. But then, April 30th is Derby Eve here in Louisville so I may have better things to do like grilling some steaks and having a few ice cold Sam Adams!
    04-21-2010 12:41 PM
  9. BriDroid's Avatar
    Mine is preorderd and I will be getting it on the 30th. After I get it, I may head over to the local Apple store to see if anyone is waiting in line. But then, April 30th is Derby Eve here in Louisville so I may have better things to do like grilling some steaks and having a few ice cold Sam Adams!
    There's likely an app for that
    04-21-2010 12:50 PM
  10. iphoneedmonton's Avatar
    After watching a video on YouTube from the Seattle Apple Store when the WiFi iPad was released, I think I may need to get there early. I may have to sweet talk my wife - maybe let her go on a shopping spree.
    04-22-2010 04:22 AM
  11. cardfan's Avatar
    Speaking of derby, it'd be nice to have a betting app. Stream live horse racing and all that.

    I've only seen one app that gives picks. http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/one-c...mUvbUpU1568706
    04-22-2010 08:03 AM
  12. Lotus Esprit V8's Avatar
    I think that Best Buy will have them available when they open for business on the 30th. That might be your best bet.
    04-25-2010 07:14 PM
  13. cjvitek's Avatar
    I am going to Best Buy to get one.

    Chris
    04-25-2010 09:32 PM
  14. MNofsinger's Avatar
    Good luck at Best Buy. You will have to let us know what happens. I will be sitting here all day waiting on FedEx to deliver mine.

    Cardfan, Are you a fan of the Louisville Cardinals?
    04-25-2010 09:44 PM
  15. BriDroid's Avatar
    My 3G will be shipping to my work address, so I guess I'll have to sit in my office and look busy on April 30th, all the time checking out the window for my favorite person in the whole wide world on that day -- the FedEx guy.
    04-26-2010 08:11 AM
  16. cardfan's Avatar

    Cardfan, Are you a fan of the Louisville Cardinals?
    Yeah, though its been a bummer lately.
    04-26-2010 11:24 AM
  17. MNofsinger's Avatar
    Cardfan, I know exactly what you mean and it might be a while before things improve.
    04-26-2010 12:34 PM
  18. tomuky's Avatar
    I bought an iPad Wifi and I am selling it to a co-worker to get the 3G today! I'm crazy! haha
    04-30-2010 03:14 PM
  19. heelsbigc's Avatar
    I'm in line at the apple store in richmond va. I'm maybe #30 out of 50. Checked with both of my local best buys and theyree only gonna 64gig models for sale.
    04-30-2010 04:18 PM
  20. VLennert's Avatar
    I'm in the line at the Apple store in Houston. About 100 people, I am number 44. I have a guaranteed iPad, they say they'll close the line when there's too many people. Woot. Only an hour more of torture!
    04-30-2010 05:09 PM
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